Who is driving the global growth?
Four emerging countries – China, India, Russia and Brazil – will drive the growth of the global pharmaceutical market, which should rise from 3 to 6% a year by 2015. China should witness an average annual growth of 20%, India of 15%, Russia of 12% and Brazil of 11%. In years to come, China will become the first contributor to the global pharmaceutical market, replacing the United States. « There is going to be an even greater polarity between mature countries, whose growth will be around 0 to 5% in years to come, and emerging markets » explained IMS Health France, which headed the study.